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70runner
And doesn't the head coach hire the assistants? If they aren't doing the job, then I think he needs to take care of that situation instead of calling out his QB in the media when there are plenty of other issues on this team such as defense. Especially when I thought he was suppose to be a defensive minded coach. I thought last year was somewhat of a disappointment and so is this year. Maybe they were over ranked to begin with, but I would say alot of people were expecting more these last two seasons. Maybe just the defense last year was the disappointment, I don't know. Its hard to complain about a 9-4 season I guess. Now I don't think his job is in jeopardy this year, but if they under perform again next year I think it is at least time to think about it. The defense is what really surprises me, that being said I know they had a hard time keeping d lineman on the field with injuries.
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ajp1
It would be a terrible idea to get rid of BB. BB before this season was one of the top winning % coaches in CFB history. This year the defense is just down and we need to find a quarterback who doesn't hate throwing touchdowns. This same thing happened last year with Michigan, Lloyd Carr was kicked from his job becuz of 1 bad start to a season when they had their starting QB out, Manningham Out, and Rb out for teh beginning of the season yet people jumped all over him and blamed him although he rallied the team and got them to a bowl win over Florida w/ Tebow. Now Michigan has Rich Rodriguez which was one of the worst decisions of a replacement coach ever (don't try the spread, you don't have Pat White and it just doesn't work at Michigan and never will). Now Michigan is coming off to a loss to Utah and Toledo. Even if Wisconsin got rid of BB and put another good coach in his place, Wisconsin will not get better. Keep BB there for a few more years to get a little more use to the talent he has, if that doesn't work than get rid of him.
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magnum1
What a rediculous thread. I'd say take away a few scholarships. Some of these players don't deserve a free ride.
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tj91_old
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!

i've kept my mouth shut on this subject. However after today.

CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE! YOU CALL A TIME-OUT WHILE THE KICKING TEAM IS SCRAMBLING TO GET SET??? THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO HAVE 10 PEOPLE ON THE FIELD.

PENALTIES FROM THE SIDELINES???

NO WAY! COACHING BLEW TODAYS GAME!
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gronezy20
tj91 wrote:


SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!

i've kept my mouth shut on this subject. However after today.

CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE! YOU CALL A TIME-OUT WHILE THE KICKING TEAM IS SCRAMBLING TO GET SET??? THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO HAVE 10 PEOPLE ON THE FIELD.

PENALTIES FROM THE SIDELINES???

NO WAY! COACHING BLEW TODAYS GAME!


You said everything I was going to say. I can understand a coach being on the field, it happens all the time in almost every level of football. But when you get called for it, shut up and walk away instead of setting up Michigan State to come back.
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john42
The funny thing is his terrible handling of the final kick is hiding the thing that really allowed Michigan State back into the game. When he got that 15 yard penalty after the 5 yard penalty really cost the team when you go back and look.
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oldschoolwolf
magnum1 wrote:


What a rediculous thread. I'd say take away a few scholarships. Some of these players don't deserve a free ride.


Why ..whats wrong with asking peoples opinion about the coaching position ? After today's debacle of a game this thread is not only relevant but frankly needs to be taken more seriously.
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rhino62
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If Wisconsin wants to be a perennial top 10 team, they are going to have to start recruiting the kids that will give them a top 10 recruiting class.



and not just a top 10 class of athletes...it has to be good sound, smart football players. like the people barry recruited?
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nyybball
If the head coach has no discipline and lets his emotions get the best of him, how is his team going to react? This team has no discipline on or off the field. Barry built up a solid program from rock bottom and the last thing we need is an arrogant coach and multiply it with low character recruits.
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voiceofreason
nyy_bball wrote:


If the head coach has no discipline and lets his emotions get the best of him, how is his team going to react? This team has no discipline on or off the field. Barry built up a solid program from rock bottom and the last thing we need is an arrogant coach and multiply it with low character recruits.


I'm not disagreeing with you... but if you thought Barry was not arrogant, you are sorely mistaken. It takes a certain chutzpah to want to head coach at the D1 and pro levels... confidence is certainly not lacking.
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travis12
I'm kind of curious as to when Wisconsin has ever had a Top 10 recruiting class? And where are they supposed to get these Top 10 Recruiting Class players from? And how are they supposed to get them to come to Wisconsin?

To get a Top 10 recruiting class you're going to need to get multiple Top 100 players. Quick, in the last 10 years how many Top 100 players have come from Wisconsin? A handful maybe? Ostrowski, Oglesby, Clay. I don't think Joe Thomas even ended up being Top 100. 75% of the Top 100 players every year will go to either an in-state school or one that borders their home state. So that means our best/only shot to get a Top 100 kid is if he's from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, or maybe Michigan. And how many of the Top 100 kids come from those states? This year there's 7 players from those states in the Rivals100. And of those kids we have to compete with Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Kentucky, Purdue, Nebraska, Indiana, and Notre Dame as other "regional" schools that border those states as well. Plus you have the "national" recruiting powers like the Florida schools, LSU, several other SEC schools, USC, and more potentially coming in. So you've got 15-20 schools competing for 7 players and for your goal to be met you'd have to get two of them. Not very likely.

The reality is the history of college football has shown that the best teams are going to be where the best talent is. Very few exceptions, with Nebraska being the most recent probably. But where have they been in the last ten years? Wisconsin realistically can be a school that gets Top 20-35 recruiting classes on a consistent basis with a few standouts that emerge in-state. They'll need to find some diamonds in the rough and rely on coaching up the ones they get. IF they can do that than they can put themselves in a position to be a Top 3-4 team in the Big Ten with occasional runs to a Big Ten championship. A national championship run is not out of the question, but every single thing would need to go right with no injuries, a favorable schedule, other teams faltering, and more for it to happen.

Wisconsin high school football is a bit underrated in my opinion, but it simply not match the southern states, Texas, California, Ohio, or Pennsylvania among others. With a lower, shallower talent base to recruit from Wisconsin realistically will not and cannot be a perennial Top 10 team. Runs to that level, yes. But to expect it every year is being downright ridiculous. That's like saying with the current salary discrepancies in major league baseball that the Brewers should be a World Series contender every year. Not gonna happen my friends so might as well start living in reality.
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leadhead
nyy_bball wrote:


If the head coach has no discipline and lets his emotions get the best of him, how is his team going to react? This team has no discipline on or off the field. Barry built up a solid program from rock bottom and the last thing we need is an arrogant coach and multiply it with low character recruits.


I'm as frustrated as the next guy but Barry and his recruits were not perfect either. Remember "take a knee"? I believe he also recruited a number of athletes who he eventually had to kick off the team after run ins with the law or team rules.

I won't attempt to justify the penalty on BB, but if what he said was quoted accurately in the paper, it was just a smart a$$ comment, no vulgarity and just one sentence but maybe just the final staw in constant complaining. I'm sure that ref has heard alot worse in his career without penalizing it.
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